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Local educational institutions host 2nd annual conference highlighting Beaufort County’s rich and diverse history

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

2nd Annual AAHEC graphic with presenters

BEAUFORT – Beaufort County School District (BCSD), Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, Pat Conroy Literary Center, Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL),  University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB), and Penn Center have collaborated to host “Untold Stories, Pathways for the Next Generation”, an African American history education conference with a focus on Beaufort County’s rich and diverse history. The conference is open to anyone desiring an immersive learning experience about African American history specific to Beaufort County.

Attendees will gain a new perspective and insight about the Lowcountry through the many untold stories shared.

Dr. N'Kia Campbell, BCSD Officer of Academic Initiatives

This 2nd annual African American History Education conference promises a robust series of activities and educational sessions for attendees. The three-day immersive experience (Feb. 9-11) includes live music and dance, art, cuisine, and in-depth presentations and panel discussions from local and nationally renowned artists, authors, educators, clergy, living legends, and historians.

“We had such a positive response to last year’s programming that we knew we needed to do this again,” said conference organizer BCSD Officer of Academic Initiatives, Dr. N’kia Campbell. “Attendees will gain a new perspective and insight about the Lowcountry through the many untold stories shared.”

On Thursday, Feb. 9, attendees will have a choice of six historical tours. Friday’s activities and sessions will be at TCL while Saturday’s conference events will be at USCB’s historical campus located in Beaufort.

For a conference overview please visit: Interested persons can pre-register for the conference online on a first-come, first serve basis.  Community members can register per day ($25 for Friday or Saturday, and Thursday is free). BCSD employees and BCSD, TCL and USCB students can attend the conference free of charge.

For more information, please email

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  • Battery Creek High School
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